COVID-19 response tools for governments

Resources to help government officials navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 Public Sector Analytics

Visualize and analyze aggregated data from over 20 data sources to understand the status and impact of COVID-19 across the US.

The Emotion Archive

Explore the reflections of 122 people around the world on how they coped with the COVID-19 crisis.

Response resources for US states

Six documents addressing the unique health and economic challenges posed by COVID-19 and offering examples of actions that governments have taken.

Reopening workplaces amid COVID-19: A collection of safety measures

A summary of methods that organizations are using to protect customers and employees from the coronavirus outbreak.

Public-health response tools

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What’s behind physician burnout?

We surveyed US physicians about the concerns that may be contributing to their state of burnout during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Transportation during the pandemic: What is considered safe?

A survey on transportation preferences across seven countries that points to the safety measures consumers believe matter most.
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Airflow considerations for businesses during the time of COVID-19

See what changes to heating, ventilation, and airflow systems could help limit viral spread in offices, retail stores, and manufacturing facilities.
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COVID-19 case tracker

Epidemiological data on the pandemic, with global, country, and local views.
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Vulnerable populations dashboard

McKinsey’s open-access dashboard looks at individuals with physical or behavioral health vulnerability and their risk for developing COVID-19.

Where to source personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 crisis

Lists of suppliers of personal protective equipment, with a global reach, to help leaders address critical shortages.

Airway protection fact pack

A document meant to explore select questions around securing a sufficient supply of airway protection equipment, including N95 disposable respirators, surgical masks, and PAPRs.

Diagnostic technology fact pack

A high-level summary of COVID-19 testing technologies, with information on the supply landscape and possible ways to increase the supply of testing materials.

Vaccines and diagnostics value chains fact pack

This document reflects market research on the structure of the value chains for COVID-19 vaccines and diagnostics and shows where potential challenges could exist.

COVID-19 provider preparedness

Five action areas for providers to focus on: surge capacity, supply availability, workforce readiness, clinical operations process, and governance and coordination

COVID-19 critical supply list

Summarized fact base on the availability of medical supplies as related to needs posed by COVID-19.

COVID-19 essential drug list

Essential list for drugs currently being used for COVID-19 treatment and related symptom management.
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Economic Response Tools

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Tracking US unemployment through the COVID-19 crisis

See how unemployment data are changing across states, counties, and sectors.
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The Tapestry of Financial Attitudes

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on financial well-being across 11 countries. 
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Protecting US small businesses from the impact of COVID-19

– Many small businesses have closed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. In this McKinsey Live webinar, partner Deepa Mahajan discusses innovations and support mechanisms that could help keep more small companies in business.
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Investing in Black lives and livelihoods: What stakeholders can do

– Black Americans face longstanding economic challenges. The COVID-19 crisis could make these challenges worse. McKinsey partner Jason Wright discusses ways to support the health and wealth of Black businesses and households.
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The economics of COVID-19: A look at possible scenarios for the next normal

– Although executives express uncertainty about how long the economy will take to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, they can begin to prepare their organizations for the “next normal.”
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Community movement during the pandemic

Shelter-in-place orders have a significant influence on where people spend their time.
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Vulnerable US jobs by demographic group

Low-wage, minority, and younger workers are most likely to hold jobs at risk from COVID-19.

Education Response Tools

COVID-19 Education Response Toolkit

Resources to help education decision makers respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19, developed in collaboration with UNESCO
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COVID-19 and learning loss—disparities grow and students need help

– The pandemic has set back learning for all students, but especially for students of color. Evidence-based acceleration approaches can help.
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Shaping university boards for 21st century higher education in the US

– Many university boards have not revised their governance models in decades and struggle to deliver on their mission. To update their current operating model, boards can focus on three best practices.
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Back to school: A framework for remote and hybrid learning amid COVID-19

– As school systems prepare to reopen, here’s how to create a safe and effective learning environment for everyone.

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For small businesses

Programs supporting small-business owners during the COVID-19 crisis, plus guidelines on reopening.

For business leaders

Checklists, articles, and learning sessions to help executives navigate the COVID-19 crisis and the next normal.

For healthcare providers

Information on sourcing critical goods and materials for responding to COVID-19.

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